Amazon.com is reportedly working on launching its own messaging app called Anytime. A new service that has GIFs, according to a report from AFTV News. Here’s everything.
In order to give Facebook, Hangouts and iMessage a run for their money, Amazon is somewhat looking forward to acquire the market share with the unveil of a messaging app field that is hot as ever with Apple, Facebook and Google and of course others. When we go into the detailing, the retail giant has begun to survey its customers about potential features, though it’s not clear as yet what from the final product will take on.
Nevertheless, the report claims that Amazon is working on Anytime, a messaging app for Android, iOS and the desktop that promises a few twists on the usual formula. Explains that Anytime appears to be “an all-in-one feature rich service that could eventually ever rival social networks,” with focus on messaging encryption, voice and video calls, the photo sharing, with users able to apply filters to pictures and video clips, @mention other users, use sticker and Gifs, and play games online. But reportedly has a few hooks that would make it easy to sign up and participate in group chats.
Users of Amazon’s Anytime messenger would be able to call (audio / video) other individuals or groups, contact businesses to order products or make reservations. The survey taken to the images suggests, the service be secure and encrypted, and would work on a variety of desktop and mobile devices.
In fact, you would only need a name to reach out to someone, for one thing — no WhatsApp-style dependence on phone numbers here. You only have to use Twitter-style @mentions to bring people into conversations or share photos, and you can color-code chats to identify the most important ones. Genuinely, there are app like functions (such as group music listening and food ordering) and promises of chatting with businesses for shopping or customer service.
Amazon has already made its way into messaging and communications market in recent months. It announced Chime, a video conference app for its business users, designed specifically to compete with existing services such as Skype for Business or WebEx. Followed by recently added voice calling and messaging features to its Alexa-equipped devices.
Anytime, this time appears to be a more ambitious product from Amazon now. One designed to compete against messaging app such as FB Messenger or WhatsApp. For now, we’ve reached out to Amazon for comment, and will update if we hear back.
A chat app would give Amazon another better way to bring people into its fold?
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